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SSS 18734
08-02-2005, 06:27 PM
I bought a set of RE comps 2 weeks ago from zachzchw. Great seller by the way, I had them 2 days later. Im sure a lot of you know what my car is, but heres a pic of it anyway.

1988 Ford Taurus LX Wagon
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8702/taurussideview7kb.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


I have had a set of Pioneer 6.5" Coaxials and a set of 4" JDL coaxials as my front stage up until now: If anyone is interested in these, give me a PM as I have no use for them anymore
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/646/jdlpioneercoaxials4xa.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



Anyway, on to the install. i took about 10 pictures of the process of the installation, but being the ******* I am I accidentally deleted all of them, so now all we have are pics of the final product. It took me about 3 hours per door, because I had to completely modify the speaker plates and I had to cut a hole in my door for my tweeters. but it was worth it.

Left Door
http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/8150/compinstallleft4nr.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Right Door (you can lightly see the midrange in the grille)
http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/517/compinstallright1fi.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Comp amp with crossovers (temporary setup) sorry for the dark pic
http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/875/compampcrossovers8hs.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Close-up of tweeter. I ran a empty speaker wire jacket behind the tweeter because it was a little too deep, and it gives it that nice, factory look.
http://img321.imageshack.us/img321/3537/righttweetercloseup5nd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



All the random audio **** I have in my room... Yes I use a speaker box as a shelf
http://img321.imageshack.us/img321/63/randomstuffinroom3md.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

swc204
08-02-2005, 06:30 PM
hows it sound

SSS 18734
08-02-2005, 06:30 PM
Review: I am quite impressed by this component set, it easily outperforms all 4 coaxials I had earlier. Midbass is noticeabally better but I still have yet to deaden the doors. The tweeters are extremely lively and musical, and can get quite harsh at high volumes, but at the level I listen to is not a problem. Now I have to turn the bass up to keep up with this set.

I am feeding them 100 wRMS x2, and they are taking it quite well and get very loud doing so. They sound like they can easily take more and there is minimal distortion even at high volumes. The car sounds like a movie theatre during effects where a plane flies from left to right, or a gunfight. Imaging is also much, much better.

For the $115 I spent, I am very impressed with these comps.

chinny
08-02-2005, 07:03 PM
nice

94CamryBumpin
08-02-2005, 07:59 PM
good lookin man...we'll for sure have to meet up after i get my 860 installed and hopefully my Quarts installed...

SSS 18734
08-02-2005, 08:00 PM
most def

SSS 18734
08-03-2005, 03:19 AM
what the hell is this? 5 replies, 2 of which are mine? cmon guys i need at least 30 to satisfy me :)

VoTran24
08-03-2005, 03:25 AM
nice shelf...now i know what i can do with my old enclosure whenever i replace it with a new one.

Bluntman420
08-03-2005, 03:31 AM
look good in there!.....but is that a legacy subwoofer i see in your "shelf"???wtf? :laugh:

SSS 18734
08-03-2005, 03:34 AM
look good in there!.....but is that a legacy subwoofer i see in your "shelf"???wtf? :laugh:
yup. The box to the left of it is the bandpass box they were in. :blush:

Bluntman420
08-03-2005, 03:35 AM
is that a box for 2 12's? sealed?

SSS 18734
08-03-2005, 03:36 AM
that would be correct. 1 cubic foot per chamber... you sure seem attracted to my shelf... :uhoh:

Bluntman420
08-03-2005, 03:42 AM
that would be correct. 1 cubic foot per chamber... you sure seem attracted to my shelf... :uhoh:
:yumyum: very nice shelf.... :laugh: well im looking for a box, cause the last 2 times ive tried to build it something goes wrong and i kick apart what i started. know anyone with a box for 2 12's tuned to around 36Hz?

SSS 18734
08-03-2005, 03:45 AM
:yumyum: very nice shelf.... :laugh: well im looking for a box, cause the last 2 times ive tried to build it something goes wrong and i kick apart what i started. know anyone with a box for 2 12's tuned to around 36Hz?

no... but my current box is tuned to 45 I can sell you that one. sounds pretty nice with my 2000SPl's... just a little lacking in the lows.

Bluntman420
08-03-2005, 03:52 AM
45 is a bit high for a daily driver isnt it?...its for 2 '05 type r's so i dont really want them to sound like sh*t. how much do you want shipped? im in NY so its probably going to be pricey but throw me a price.

SSS 18734
08-03-2005, 03:59 AM
45 is a bit high for a daily driver isnt it?...its for 2 '05 type r's so i dont really want them to sound like sh*t. how much do you want shipped? im in NY so its probably going to be pricey but throw me a price.

it is a bit high for daily driving... but it sounds pretty good to my ears :) .

its 1.75 cu.ft. per chamber, upfiring subs and 4" x 6.5" long ports. dimensions are 32.25 w, 19.5 d, 12.7 h. Good fit for a station wagon or hatchback. Heres some pics. http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=104488&page=1&pp=15

You know, ive never shipped anything this big before so I have no idea what it would cost to ship. Id be looking for something around the cost of building materials + shipping. I dont know how type r's would like this box tho... my subs are SPL oriented so i guess they go well with the box.

Bluntman420
08-03-2005, 04:10 AM
what will the sound be like with them upfiring in a trunk?

SSS 18734
08-03-2005, 04:12 AM
no idea. should be fine, ive heard people doing it. but seriously, is anyone going to comment on my install???

bigwheel15
08-03-2005, 04:58 AM
Looks like you did a good job on the install. Thumbs up from me. :)

zachzchw
08-04-2005, 01:54 AM
Now that its been a few days, I figure you have them all adjusted. How do they sound? Im curious, because I never got to hear them to their full potential....You gonna deaden your doors eventually?

SSS 18734
08-04-2005, 02:15 AM
Now that its been a few days, I figure you have them all adjusted. How do they sound? Im curious, because I never got to hear them to their full potential....You gonna deaden your doors eventually?

well I did write a review on the first page, 2 posts down. Much better than my coax's overall. Yes I will be deadening my doors

zachzchw
08-04-2005, 02:16 AM
well I did write a review on the first page, 2 posts down. Much better than my coax's overall. Yes I will be deadening my doors


Yeah, saw that. Wasnt sure if you had everything adjusted by then or not.
Glad you like them.

PRIVATEpastry
08-04-2005, 01:41 PM
Looks great. Did you just cut a hole for them there tweets?

theCybe
08-31-2005, 10:57 AM
There are clouds on your walls.

swoosh
09-03-2005, 02:40 AM
**** nice :)